Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 13,082
# 271
03-05-2013, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ashtaku View Post
Wow, you guys are too kind

I'm thrilled to hear you liked my mission! I'm really having a hard time deciding where to put my vote too... Second Light had that amazingly good shuttle segment, Depths had great map design throughout, 404 had great storytelling (though I'm biased since my good friend Doug Glendower wrote it )...

I think I may have to give the top missions a second playthrough this weekend. When the subject matter is that fun, there's nothing wrong with doing a little extra research
I also liked the story you wrote.
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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,449
# 272
03-05-2013, 07:42 PM
I have no idea what to vore for...

my decisions been bouncing around between 3 choices.. I suppse the only way left is to get a group of 5 and elite it
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,680
# 273
03-05-2013, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by thefastone21 View Post
I normally look at a foundry from the 3 points of view below then rate them accordingly, however that said, im stuck in a choice between three of them and I have no diea what to pick.


Map Design: Depths of Nukara Prime (custom ship and caves)

Mechanics: The Second Light (Shuttle trip)

Story: The Tangled Webs We Weave

So, well, I am open to bribes, but other than that, I cannot honestly pick between the three.
I selected the same in the end ^^
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 69
# 274
03-06-2013, 10:48 AM
Here's the most recent breakdown numbers of reviews and star ratings.
Listed in order of star ratings.
name of mission -number of reviews- star rating

Crystallization -73 -4.36
404 Error: Admiral Not Found -63 -4.35
Wibbly Wobbly Earth -84 -4.32
Depths of Nukara Prime -77 -4.27
The Tangled Webs We Weave -61 -4.25
The Anti-Lithera Machine -13 -4.15
The Web on the Mirror -14 -4.14
Do Cyrstal Spiders Dream? -16 -4
The Second Light -30 -3.97
Temporal Investigations -53 -3.94
Land of Hope and Glory -48 -3.85
The Tholian Transit Authority -14 -3.79
Shrouded By Misfortune -12 -3.75
Demons from the past -31 -3.29
The Beta Rana Incident -16 -3.06
Friend of my enemy -52 -2.23
The Package -6 -1.5
S.A.R (Tholians) -8 -1.12

3.57 average star rating for entire challenge
44.44% have 4 stars or more
Highest and lowest reviewed mission: 94 high compared to 6 low
37.3 average number of reviews for entire challenge
10 out of the 18 (or 55.6%) missions are below the average number of reviews.

Last edited by muaren; 03-06-2013 at 10:52 AM.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 103
# 275
03-06-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by muaren View Post
Here's the most recent breakdown numbers of reviews and star ratings.
Listed in order of star ratings.
name of mission -number of reviews- star rating

Crystallization -73 -4.36
404 Error: Admiral Not Found -63 -4.35
Wibbly Wobbly Earth -84 -4.32
Depths of Nukara Prime -77 -4.27
The Tangled Webs We Weave -61 -4.25
The Anti-Lithera Machine -13 -4.15
The Web on the Mirror -14 -4.14
Do Cyrstal Spiders Dream? -16 -4
The Second Light -30 -3.97
Temporal Investigations -53 -3.94
Land of Hope and Glory -48 -3.85
The Tholian Transit Authority -14 -3.79
Shrouded By Misfortune -12 -3.75
Demons from the past -31 -3.29
The Beta Rana Incident -16 -3.06
Friend of my enemy -52 -2.23
The Package -6 -1.5
S.A.R (Tholians) -8 -1.12

3.57 average star rating for entire challenge
44.44% have 4 stars or more
Highest and lowest reviewed mission: 94 high compared to 6 low
37.3 average number of reviews for entire challenge
10 out of the 18 (or 55.6%) missions are below the average number of reviews.
Very nice to know of the numbers so far, but you (I think) also have to consider a factor which you can not measure: people who just click the "submit review" and keep the default of 3 stars (well, I think this happens, I'm unsure).

Good to know though, for those who have bothered to submit a review and a rating. Mine, Temporal Investigations - my first ever foundry mission has done well in my opinion, 1/2 up there. Not too bad for a 1st mission and foundry experience!

I don't think I have a chance of being spotlighted, but it's been a fun and great experience.

I know for sure when this is over I'll be adding a ton of extra things, maybe a new map or two - I just never had the time. Only found out about this 5 days before the voting started!

Whoops!!! XD




Dear Dev:

In future foundry challenges, although I'm a new author, one feature for the foundry competitions which would dramatically increase voting (from my opinion) would be to add an extra tab to the foundry selection. You'd have "Foundry Missions", "Review Content", and an added extra: "Foundry Challenge X".

I don't know how it would work in terms of how it'll get there, or how/when it should start the reward, but it would draw more attention to the missions.

I'm unsure if this has been suggested before, or if you can't do this and only list the missions on the forums, but imagine, it would be a lovely little add on. Just saying!
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# 276
03-06-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by enterprise629 View Post
Very nice to know of the numbers so far, but you (I think) also have to consider a factor which you can not measure: people who just click the "submit review" and keep the default of 3 stars (well, I think this happens, I'm unsure).

I don't think I have a chance of being spotlighted, but it's been a fun and great experience.

Dear Dev:

In future foundry challenges, although I'm a new author, one feature for the foundry competitions which would dramatically increase voting (from my opinion) would be to add an extra tab to the foundry selection. You'd have "Foundry Missions", "Review Content", and an added extra: "Foundry Challenge X".
1. The star rating, I've found, has nothing to do with who will win the challenge. Many, many times the winner isn't the top rated or even in the top three.
I think you have a great shot at being spotlighted. You're basically at a 4 star rating which is really good and really hard to do within the Foundry. You should be very proud of that.

2. Adding a Foundry Challenge tab I think would be great for the challenges. Not sure how doable it is but still a great idea.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,680
# 277
03-06-2013, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by enterprise629 View Post
Very nice to know of the numbers so far, but you (I think) also have to consider a factor which you can not measure: people who just click the "submit review" and keep the default of 3 stars (well, I think this happens, I'm unsure).
There is no default rating anymore It was changed some time ago.
Lt. Commander
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Posts: 103
# 278
03-06-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by muaren View Post
1. The star rating, I've found, has nothing to do with who will win the challenge. Many, many times the winner isn't the top rated or even in the top three.
I think you have a great shot at being spotlighted. You're basically at a 4 star rating which is really good and really hard to do within the Foundry. You should be very proud of that.

2. Adding a Foundry Challenge tab I think would be great for the challenges. Not sure how doable it is but still a great idea.

1) I know it has nothing to do with voting, but I mean, you can't exactly make an overall statistic based on the reviews on how well each mission is doing (in terms of reviews given) if the default 3 stars thing is true. I've heard about something along the lines of that on a few podcasts, that's all. There statistics only based on data currently available, which is good to know also!

Thanks for the compliment, but yeah, it is down to people who vote.

Edit:

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Originally Posted by erei1 View Post
There is no default rating anymore It was changed some time ago.
Thank you! I had no idea!




Not being biased or anything, but missions such as "Wibbly Wobby Earth", which I have played, has defiantly gained a good sum of fans due to the use of Doctor Who. Yes, I love DW too, but this is trek. It's a lovely mission but I rated it 3 stars.

+5 for space combat and Andoria map, loved that. However, -2 since Earth Academy scene I felt just wasn't needed in my opinion - an ambush would of worked just fine, plus it was too much Who for a Trek story in my opinion. But, we all have our views and what not.

2) Totally agreed, like I said, no idea how or if, but it would defiantly help the contest a great deal.

But if something like this does come, I'm sure it'll be greatly appreciated by the players, not so sure about the vote counting team... considering there's apparently 12 million captains... I for one would be afraid of millions of emails detailing everyone's vote as the competition is more exposed. XD haha!

Again, good luck everyone!
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 178
# 279
03-06-2013, 02:07 PM
Dear @diogene:

I really would like to leave some comments about your mission.

First off all: it was great. I enjoyed it a lot.

It was the first foundry mission I've played which suggested a specific soundtrack (well a few days ago I played "Treasure of Argellius II pt.1" where the author suggested to turn of all the music but your idea was different).

Most of the time when I play foundry missions I listen to (movie) soundtracks in the background because they "support" my immersion. In your case it also supported that immersion. I've never heard about the musician before but after a while I realised that at least I knew his songs.

Anyway. Thank you for a new musician on my playlist

I am not sure if it was your intention but you wrote in the starting dialogue something about "theatre" (I am not a native speaker but I know that this word has several meanings in english) so my first impression was something like Shakespeare, actors and a stage. Overreacting players/actors, emotions, the final talk with that andorian embassador and especially the music gave me the feeling of beeing part of some kind of stage play.

On the one hand it was different compared to the other missions on the other hand very refreshing and entertaining.

Again: thank you.

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Last edited by naharikajal; 03-06-2013 at 02:09 PM.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
# 280
03-06-2013, 06:03 PM
I've played several so far, but no where near all of them. So I have to reserved judgement for a while, but I have enjoyed all of the ones I've played so far. I will say that two so far are on my replay list for voting so far.

As for my own mission, I encourage anyone to feel free to email me in game with feedback. I only had about a week to pull the whole thing together so the set redressing was poor in some instances, and the use of the Tholians was pretty stock, but I hope at the least it's an entertaining mission.

Anyway, thanks to everyone whose missions I have played and who has played my mission so far.

-Sorac
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